A Cure for Wellness
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Fate of the Furious
Transformers: The Last Knight.
Everywhere you looked people in the tech world were excited to to stream the NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ game for free on Twitter. What really got be excited was the fact that you could also watch the game on the newly released Xbox One and Apple Twitter apps. Folks from Cnet to Fast Money on CNBC who I respect were saying this could be a turning point for Twitter. Well turns out sadly the Twitter apps are not what you thought. I totally understand that it is looking to expand its followers but it fails on two fronts. First you don’t need to login or create an account to stream the game on twitter. The 2nd and probably the one that will rub people the wrong way is that you can only stream the Thursday Night Football via Microsoft Edge browser if you own an Xbox One.
— Rubens Saintel (@Saintel) September 16, 2016
Twitter streaming Thursday’s NFL game is a big deal to Twitter and Xbox One, but it’s not the only place you can watch. You can find the stream inside its Twitter’s Moments tab in its own mobile app, as well as the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Twitter apps. They both are working as one would expect.
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Twitter for AppleTV is very useful. Swipe right to view tweets.
“If the can’t get N.F.L. a federal appeals court to issue an emergency injunction, Brady will play the Steelers in the Patriots’ opening game Sept. 10”
It must be nice to be Tom Brady. Last season he luckily won the Super Bowl because of very stupid play call by Seahawks, today he has won the right to skip his suspension. Even though no one else was able to have their suspension removed. Adrian Peterson was forced out of the game for a whole season for something that did not directly effect the game. That is not to say what he did was wrong but it did not effect other players in the game. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots cheated to get to the Super Bowl. Some felt four games was a slap on the wrist. What he did had a clear and direct impact on the sport. Yet, somehow the N.F.L. only gave him for games. The New England Patriots as a team got fined for the cheating. The owner paid the fine and moved on. Mr. Tom “Above the Rules” Brady was not having it. The star quarterback destroyed his phone so evidence would not be used against him and went to court. What happen? The golden prevailed in his battle. The already light four-game suspension was overturned by Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan. To be clear the judge didn’t touch the facts of the reason Tom Brady was suspended in the first place.… Read the rest
You may have been distracted and missed 1 or 2 commercials from Super Bowl XLIX. We are here to help you fix that issue. people paid a lot of money to NBC to make sure you got to watch these things. In fact NBC sold all its $4.5 million advertising slots. In total there were 71 national ads. Here is every single commercial from Super Bowl XLIX. Enjoy 🙂
This is a longer version of the cut-down 30-second ad.
What happens when the sports team to offer their fans digital content? You get the a digital network that is similar to the one that the NFL announced. 120 Sports will be a digital channel that will focus on original content. The channel is a collaboration between the MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and Time Inc. Some college teams will be part in the mix as well but they were unnamed at the time of writing.
120 Sports is a first-of-its-kind network partnership involving multiple leagues and media properties created for the digital generation and the devices it uses most. In 120 Sports, today’s fans will have access to unauthenticated video programming through a new platform built to intuitively integrate video and data in ways they haven’t experienced before. At launch, content partners will include 120 Sports equity investor Time Inc. (owner of Sports Illustrated) as well as the NHL, NBA, MLB.com, NASCAR and leading collegiate conferences via Campus Insiders (a joint venture between IMG College and Chicago-based digital sports media company Silver Chalice).
The NFL’s Now network will not have live action. Seems 120 Sports’ will take that as a standard. They will focus on only two-minute segments. These segments will breaking news, ESPN Top 10 quality highlights and detail analysis of games. 120 Sports will stream on your desktop, smartphones, tablets and “connected devices.” We assume “connected devices” they mean AppleTV, Roku, Google Chrome and TiVo. 120 Sports will start streaming this spring.… Read the rest
The Xbox One started out with so many mistakes its a wonder that it sold as well as it did. It turned out to be a very good product but it was lacking many features that the Xbox 360 had. Namely the multimedia apps that are in abundance in Xbox 360. Microsoft has taken note. Xbox One’s spring update will help with some key issues. The update comes out on February 11th. The February update will have Kinect voice recognition improvements, increase stability, add USB keybaord support and tools for developers. You can finally see how much space you’ve got left on your hard drive. One hopes that they add a way to uninstall apps, game updates and demos. You will be able to see a battery meter for your controller and the dashboard gets a much needed reorganization.
Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten says:
“Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.”
The 2nd update comes to Xbox One systems in less than a month after the February update. On March 4th Xbox One owners will get a fully revamped party system. This party system update come just in time for the launch of the much hyped Titanfall. The game is a multiplayer Mech shooter hybrid. That is all we know about the 2nd update. What I would like to see is the Xbox One become the multimedia device I was promised.… Read the rest
If you are a fan of any of the teams in the NFL playoffs who does not leave close to the area; you may have noticed it is hard to nearly impossible to get tickets to the game. That is because of a common dirty little practice that has gone on in the NFL. The Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and others have been restricting ticket sales. Thus making it more difficult for fans of the visiting teams to get them and have an impact on the outcome of the game. The sale of the tickets all depend on what zip code you try to use. The Seattle Seahawks use of this practice for instance is in effect taking away sales from 49ers’ fans.
49ers fans that are not in the “right” zip code will have to depend on Stub-Hub or the NFL ticket exchange to get tickets. These are not the best places to get a fair deal. The prices on these 2nd market ticket stores are sometimes in the thousands. The Seahawks aren’t the only ones executing this scheme. Other teams in the NFL do it all the time. It is a common practice but has become a big PR problem for the NFL because there are only have 4 teams playing at the moment.
The Denver Broncos restricted AFC championship ticket sales to local billing addresses. That made some New England Patriots fans pretty upset. Restricting ticket sales to the locals is done as a way to get rid of that so called “12th man”.… Read the rest